Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for ensuring safety of the Nation's passenger and freight rail operations and infrastructure by promoting safe, efficient and accessible rail transportation. The mission and focus of FRA has grown to include the design and management of an unprecedented investment in the creation of a nationwide passenger rail network. FRA is providing leadership for the creation of a more balanced transportation system, transforming the way Americans travel.
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 4 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition, but may not exceed 4 years.
Positions filled from this announcement can be located in any of the following divisions within the Office of Passenger and Freight Programs: Program Coordination Staff, Grant Management Division, Credit Programs Division, Environmental & Systems Planning Division, Engineering & Project Development Division, Financial & Economic Analysis Division, or Program Implementation Division.President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) that provides significant funding to Amtrak and States to improve intercity passenger rail. President Obama's new vision would transform the nation's transportation system by rebuilding existing rail infrastructure while developing a comprehensive high-speed intercity passenger rail network through a long-term commitment at both the federal and state levels.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has major responsibility to implement this vision by establishing new rail programs funded by ARRA. FRA has urgent and critical hiring needs to meet these growing mission requirements and to prepare our partners and stakeholders to implement the ARRA. Join our growing team and help FRA develop, improve and deploy high-speed passenger rail service to transform and revitalize our nation's rail system.
The ideal candidate has applied basic grant analysis principles and technical requirements to analyze, evaluate and make recommendations related to the review of grant proposals. The candidate should also possess a high degree of energy, passion for the job, and is willing to do what is necessary to achieve organizational goals. This is a developmental position progressing through the Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-11 to the full performance level of GS-1109-12.
- You must be a status candidate and meet specialized experience
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
- Provide all required documents by closing date
- Position is telework eligible
- Announcement also advertised to U.S. citizens: FRA.RPD-2013-0007
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days